The deadbolt lock, or “thumb turn” as it’s also called, is like jewelry for your porch or entry door. A well-made, weighty deadbolt gives you the feeling of safety at the turn of your fingers. Here are our favorites: some priced like jewelry, others more economical.
Above: The Nanz N. 4070 Rectilinear Thumbturn is designed to work with full mortise locksets. Contact Nanz for pricing and information. Above: The Rejuvenation Single Cylinder Deadbolt in Dark Bronze is currently on sale for $52. Above: Designed by German photographer and designer Max Burchartz for Izé, the Bathroom Turn works for a variety of different doors (not just the bathroom) and is available in the full range of Izé materials and finishes. Contact Izé for pricing information. Above: The D Line Thumb Turn in polished brass is designed by Annelise Bjørner. Contact D Line for pricing information. Above: The Emtek Easton Deadbolt Turn Knob in satin nickel is available through Schoolhouse for $60. Above: The Inox Unison Hardware Deadbolt comes in satin stainless steel, polished stainless steel, two-tone stainless, and oil-rubbed bronze and starts at $54.40 at Knobs Etc. Above: The Nanz N 4050 Modern Thumbturn coordinates with mortise locksets and is available in the full range of Nanz finishes. Contact Nanz for pricing information. Above: The Tumalo Single Cylinder Deadbolt is available in aged brass, oil-rubbed bronze, and polished nickel; $119 at Rejuvenation.